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you up to 10 minutes for the appeal of the cu. you can use all of that time or as much as you would like. >> president chiu and supervisors, thank you. i represent the cow hollow association. i will present the talking points regarding the final mitigated-declaration appeal. then i will continue on to the cu and, with president chiu's permission, ceded the rest of my time to a member of the cow hollow association. the overarching point before us today is about transparency and consistency and processed. the cha is entitled to a full and complete objective analysis under ceqa, rather than go through all of the points that the association has put forward or referred to you in the written materials and discussed what i think are the most important. first, the city violated ceqa by failing to perform required analysis before approving the project. before approving a project subject to ceqa, the city must consider a final eir or neg dec. the california supreme court has emphasized that ceqa requires environmental review to refer to products first rather than final approval. by lending it
entities could use it on a daily basis as well. obviously, in an emergency -- in an earthquake or a disaster -- everybody becomes an emergency services worker. when something big hits, obviously, i think any city employee would be eligible to use the system. and we are actually working to expand the definition even more to allow public works -- there are a variety of functions that the city performs that i would consider public safety functions. we are just trying to expand the definition as broadly as possible. on the question of devices -- absolutely. both the arra and the fcc are setting specific standards and requirements for these networks. we are negotiating to make sure we have clear language in our agreement with motorola. motorola has to ensure that any device that is certified is compliant by the fcc or the national standards agency in washington will operate to it's full functionality on the network. we believe that is a key component, to develop a key market for devices and hopefully drive down the price of those devices. do you have my contact information? i love t
using public transit. i think there is a certain investment that comes with this. it is an investment you see played out in something like the social security program. the fact that it applies to everyone means that everyone is invested. we want everyone to be invested in public transportation, which is why i believe we need to make this happen. with that, i leave it to you, and respectfully ask for your support. thank you for your patience. i know it is late in the day. thank you to the young people who have come out, and to the parents as well. supervisor avalos: thank you. and i want to thank the commission for working on this resolution and bringing it to us, and of course the supervisor, for bringing this over, and all the youth who are here and not here who worked on this issue. i know it is a citywide issue. i look at the petition sent to us and i see virtually every zip code of san francisco on the petition. i probably can assume it is not just young people, that adults have signed on to the petition, so there are allies supporting young people supporting the idea of free muni
it more viable and bring energy use down more. membranes have not yet made it a slam dunk. last but not least, public and regulatory outreach is where we are going to meet with members of the public, as well as regulatory agencies, to go through what we are learning in terms of the studies and where we may go. we have estimated our staff time component would be about 340 hours, about $35,000, on top of the cash cost which would contribute about $200,000. those dollars add up to roughly a million dollars of expenditure. on the left of the slide, we have a diagram of the public outrage plan, which in the case of san francisco and the west beirut -- we have identified three public meetings. one would be later this winter to go through detailed scientific studies. about a year from now, we would meet to go over what we are finding it preliminarily, the information coming out. finally, in meeting to report what we found from various studies, we would prepare to move forward with a recommendation one way or the other four condition action. we expect to meet with six to 10 agencies to
, community member, artist, and worker for many of us in the city. and also a dear friend of mine. upon hearing on his sighting at -- upon hearing of a sudden passing last wednesday, there was a community outpouring of support, love, and sadness for our loss. e was not only someone who was a friend, but an angel in our community. someone who game -- sony gave countless hours to our youth and families, acting as a tutor who, working at united players for many years, and also at west egg and being one of the goodest people i have ever met. i am truly saddened for his loss. i am sorry, i was going to try to keep it together. i know that many of our members and young people miss him as well. i have a lot more to say about him, but i do not think i can finish. we have a certificate to honor -- we have an immemorial -- an in memoriam that is co-sponsored by others. the amount of care that he had for citizens was unbelievable. i have known him since his work supporting artists and his love of music. as a school board member, he would call me all the time to check up on students to see if i cou
. >> good morning, everyone. a beautiful start for us on this sunday. fog has burned off. it is 59 degrees. after the cool start in the 40's, it is 59 at the airport. the humidity 78%. barometric pressure nice and high. the high temperatures this afternoon up around 80 degrees. we'll check the seven-day forecast when i come back in a few minutes. >> our big story this morning is a bleach fight in baltimore county. the hazmat team had to be called in and the entire store evacuated. >> 19 people were rushed to the hospital. sheldon dutes has more on what happened. >> i wasn't really scared, but i have a baby so i had to get out. >> the shong trip was cut short after a fight between two women spiraled out of control. around 11:00 in the morning, theresa jefferson followed a woman into the arbutus store. >> a suspect grabbed whatever she could grab at the time, and she grabbed bleach and a bottle of ammonia and poured these on the victim as she was assaulting the victim down on the ground. continued to pour these on her. >> they said they needed to evacuate the store. >> the problem was if it
been before us over and over again in this body whether to televise the ethics commission. a lot of us have said it should be. i think we should make that statement clear. it always comes down to a question of whether we have money. i think we should make that determination. but i like the language without the amendment. president chiu: with that, i think supervisor avalos would like to rescind that last boat. seconded by supervisor elsbernd. on the motion to amend, is there further discussion? if i could speak for a moment, i absolutely support our colleagues that want to make sure these meetings are televised, and i understand we are going to find the budget to do that. i think it is appropriate, what supervisor elsbernd has stated, but i am also supporting supervisor campos's legislation. supervisor campos: i understand what supervisor avalos is saying, but i do not think it prevents us from moving forward to ensure these are televised. i think the ordinance i am introducing will get us to that. but i certainly appreciate the perspective. supervisor avalos: i just think it makes a m
by gun shots. it underscores the need for us to stand tall for rational and a measured a gun safety laws when we are challenged by the nra and other gun right advocate groups. it doesn't take away any buddies the second amendment right, we just want our communities safe. president chiu: can we take this item same house and call? this ordinance is finally passed. >> amending the code to create a parks fund for the emergency relief fund and change the administering agency for the homeless find. president chiu: same house, same call. item 9. >> amending the environment code to update the green building design, construction, and operation of city buildings. president chiu: same house, same call. >> the land use and economic development committee, amending the planning code to create the lombard and scott street housing special use district 3151 through 3155. president chiu: this item needs to be continued to later in the meeting, so we will do that unless somebody has objection. >> from the rules committee without recommendation, amending the campaign government conduct code. the amount of p
>> our issue is not affordable housing but any use that it serves. this is not chp or with larkin street. this is about the choice of this particular building in a myriad of zoning exceptions. the city could have avoided this process. i have a thought and with the outline and outreach plan. out reach in this case can mean identifying decision makers that will support and pass required legislation that includes the planning department, the mayor, his staff. after they reach out to the supporters among the community leaders, neighborhood associations and can influence the back of the project. only after the project is virtually insured legislative passage, political cover did they contact the neighbors. they have traded an uncooperative atmosphere with the stress of the people in the area. the project sponsor has purchasing deadlines for the building and they needed the zoning from the city. there is $4.4 million to spy out reach. no decision makers lived near the property. >> let me ask anyone watching this if you wish to speak in support of the appellants, please come up to the he
the author of this book a hard-line, the republican party and u.s. foreign policy since world war two. professor, what is hard-line mean? >> such as the title because i think it sums up one of the main arguments in the book which is that the republican party, at least since the 1950's as that of foreign policy approach that tends to be hard line by which i mean hawkish on foreign policy, taking very seriously the idea that there are threats out there to the estates and trying to be uncompromising and face those threats. that is pretty consistent. there has also been variety in the sense of what the can -- the particular republican approach has been. quite a bit. >> well, that was my next question. sixty-seven years since the end of world war ii. about 66 and 67 years. thirty-four of those have had republican presidents. has there been a consistency among those republican presidents? >> the main consistency has been the one we just described, the idea that the u.s. is spinning days under republican presidents and having the isolationist policy since the '20s, a tendency toward a hard-l
was alluding to earlier. under your estimation, as people who run ceqa for us, when is a project approved? >> thank you, supervisor farrell. i would prefer to speak to the particulars of this case, which are that the loan was approved in july of 2010 did not commit the city to a definitive course of action. the particulars of the loan for this project required that even in the event of a default, the city would be able to recover its money. the loan itself does not commit the city two particular points of action and supporting the project. supervisor farrell: i understand your point and i read that point. is in the converse true then? it goes both ways, is what i am saying. one person -- you could view it and understand it and say, there are certain outlooks for the city, if it is not approved, there would be certain things. on the flip side, could someone say the same? that the city is committed if the planning department approves it and the board of supervisors approves it, and so forth. >> in my previous experience, a project approval would consist of building permits, application use
crowley in washington. up next for our viewers in the u.s., "fareed zakaria gps." >>> this is "gps," the "global public square." welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. we have a really important show today. we're going to take an in-depth look at the u.s. economy from four crucial angles. first up, the big picture. and it's scary. from martin wolf of "the financial times." then a snapshot of the economy from starbucks chairman and ceo howard shultz. next up, the u.s. economy's breaking point. where are we weak incentive that's what the author of "money ball" and "the blind side, "michael lewis, will give his insights on. finally, solutions, what will fix the problems that ail us? i'll talk to tom freedman of "the new york times" about his book. >>> also, want to see the hottest new thing on the globe? take a trip to mumbai or shanghai. i'll explain. >>> and of course a few thought on steve jobs. >>> first, here's my take. barack obama busy apparently committed blasphemy. in an interview in florida last week, he dared to say that america ha
in 2009 for improper denial and delay of benefits. senior health insurance of pennsylvania tells us that separating ties of canseco it operates as a trust under new management. we operate without a pro profit motive and the mission is to use assets only to support policy holder obligation. the couple made about $70,000 in premiums over the past decade and used only about $7,000 in benefits before jack died in a nursing home in march. >> thanks to you i got the money back. >> if you are considering buying long term care insurance for you or yourself you need to do a lot of research. one good site is the state insurance department. i posted links at abc7news.com. >>> the city of concord is using the internet to drum up business in this hard hit economy and shopping close to home. laura anthony has the story. >> reporter: city of concord has kooblgd up a new way to bring local customers in the door. it's a website called try it local. to give deep discounts that buy prepaid vousmers online from everything from a meal to merchandise at area retail stores. >> these are offered for a cert
from using violence. and when that other side stops doing it, then you're done. and the job is not to kill the other side, you sometimes have to kill people on the other side to dissuade them from doing what they're doing. that's the bad part of it. but the objective should not be killing people. that's not a proper objective. it's just inhumane. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> next, thad daley argues for the need to abolish nuclear weapons and outlines a strategy to accomplish it. it's a little over an hour. >> well, good eveningment -- evening. i am delighted to be here for my friend tad, and i am delighted to be here for teaching and change at busboys and poets where i have heard many a good speaker, left many a good tip. and i am cognizant that we're meeting in a pretty grim time, the kind of, you know, month or week where people ask of themselves, boy, how could things get any worse. well, our speaker tonight is an expert about how things could get horrifically worse and, more significantly, how to keep them from getting significantly w
good afternoon. thank you for joining us at the heritage foundation. as director of lectures and seminars it's my privilege to welcome everyone to the lahood northpark comco clich lois linen auditorium and those on the web site as well. we would ask everyone to make that last courtesy check that sells phones have been turned off especially for those recording today. we will of course post program within 24 hours on the homepage and our international viewers are welcome to send questions or comments simply e-mail bling at speaker@heritage.org. hosting the discussion is mr. meese who served in public policy and chairman of the center for legal and judicial studies and of course he served ronald reagan as the 75th attorney general of the united states. please join me in welcoming of to attend a -- ted meese petraeus the mccuish of the celebrating were commemorating is a better term the defense of september 11th, 2001. it was the first attack on cities in the mainland of the united states since the war of 1812. was perhaps one of the most traumatic events in the lives of the peop
carryinging fuel bound for u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan. trucks carrying supplies for nato forces are routinely attacked in that region. >>> harsh words from syria's foreign minister to countries that appear unsympathetic to his government, saying syria will take strong measures against any country that recognizes an opposition council that's been formed in turkey. >>> and those are today's top stories. thank you so much for watching "state of the union." up next for our viewers in the u.s., "fareed zakaria: gps." >>> this is "gps," the "global public square." welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. we have a really important show today. we're going to take an in-depth look at the u.s. economy from four crucial angles. first up, the big picture. and it's scary. from martin wolf of "the financial times." then a snapshot of the american economy from starbucks chairman and ceo howard shultz. next up, the u.s. economy's breaking point. where are we weakest? that's what the author of "moneyball" and "the blind side, michael lewis, will g
of the left. and i also wanted to use something about harold meyerson. harold, for many years, was the progressive political stays at stage at the l.a. weekly. he is now the wednesday op-ed columnist for the washington post. many people know that bernie sanders is the only socialist member of the u.s. senate. fewer know, but more should know that harold meyerson is the only socialist columnist with the washington post. [applause] but that -- [inaudible] but that is not really heralds most important incarnation. he is also editor of the american prospect. here is my copy of a recent edition. the american prospect is really something. it really offers a vision of what a holistic and inclusive, progressive and most important economically just society would look like. and every issue offers a really practical political messes and tactic. we are moving in that direction. so i often pick these up at the newsstand at union station, but i'm not going to do that anymore why? because i have a present for you. here is my subscription and my subscription check. finally decided to subscrib
that 15% is obviously 15% that for that period of time is not being used for that training purpose. i swing either way depending on the day and what i had for lunch. >> well, that doesn't do any good if there's not oversight to bring it to the surface. what are we doing and the american taxpayers funding many of the initiatives? what are we doing to make sure this is being rooted out and we discover this and then through training or oversight? how are we going to find that out? are we doing a good enough job in that regard? >> my own view is i give us between a c-plus and b-minus now, but i do that with any program of this size that we're just getting started. your problems will almost always occur in the first two or three years of the massive programs. i don't care whether it's iraq, afghanistan, mexico, colombia, that's where the biggest number of problems are. we're out of thateriod now. you have a right to a of us what is our specific e scrabbluation -- evaluation and oversight mechanisms, and i believe that's the challenge for this year that we're still innd next year. part of t
for college. and a dangerous trend for chewy gummy bears. how kids are using them to get drunk. "the nfl wouldn't be what it is today, if it weren't for al davis." plus - the oakland raiders take the field today without their fearless leader. raider nation mourns the death of al davis. it's 8:00 a-m on this sunday, october 9-th. good morning, i'm anne makovec. i'm phil matier. there s a lot to talk about in our next half-hour... (chat about it's 8:00 on sunday morning. thanks for starting your day with us. >> we've got a half hour, and it's filled with news. one of the topics, federal crack down on pot clubs around california. and we have the opening of voting on the mayor's race in san francisco. >> lots going on. going to be a big week. first a moment of silence today for the man who changed professional football. houston raiders players will be wearing black armbands to mark the passing of team owner al davis, who died yesterday, 82 years old. the cause of his death has not officially been released, but several friends said his health had really been failing recently. a tremendous los
us on the third thursday. today, we have a special program about san francisco's neighborhoods geology. we have frank, the geotechnical engineer who will walk us through a lot of this. we also have an architect who knows a lot about the history of the city. he keeps his eyes open and has a lot of information to share. we also have the chief building inspector. we are going to go through this by having frank give us a brief overview of the geology of sentences go. then we're going to look at a series of slides around the city. and see how the geology of the city affects the environment. their special problems and issues that arise we will try to answer questions as we go, particularly related to how the environment release to the underlying geology of the city. those are questions that rarely get asked. this is a chance for you to join us and ask your questions as well. welcome, frank. i see that you brought a big aerial photograph with overly geology. >> it is a big google map with overly geology. the different colors depict the different formations or deposits beneath san fran
and interest on these bonds. the bond funds would be used to repair and replace major building systems including electrical, heating wat, water, security, and fire sprinklers. remove hazardous materials. improve accessibility for people with disabilities. make necessary seismic upgrades. replace permanent structures and perform other work necessary to apply closure -- codes and regulation . they can't pay for teachers and administrative salaries or operative expenditures. >> hi, my name is melissa griffen. and a member of the league of women voters of san francisco. >> proposition b authoress the city to authorized to hundred $48 million in bonds to improved street structures such as bridges. this would come with an increasing property tax, if needed, to pay for those improvements. the city is responsible for maintaining about 850 miles of streets. a study shows about half of the streets any major repairs. the city can only use this bond money to pay for and repairs city streets. it will improve lighting, sidewalk extensions, trees, and landscaping. renovation programs to increase safe
need us and our voices. i hope this is going to be the start of an amazing relationship for the future. we have started youth summit that colonel hite, one in two, where we had police officers come to the community, and they were able to talk with the youth and close that gap that is missing. i hope that everybody will be there to express this amazing occasion that we have been having. thank you so much. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker. >> hello, supervisors. my name is zachary. i wanted to bring up real quickly, i used to live in boulder, colorado, and they had a program called older citizens on control, beat cop. it is no longer in existence because there were overzealous community members trespassing. that is something to keep in mind. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker. >> that morning. my name is douglas, and i have lived in san francisco for 59 years. i would like to make one suggestion in regards to my own interpretation of community policing. i know it might sound dangerous, but i always thought that this was part of the job of being a policeman. i would like
of these things to please turn it off, put it on silent or vibrate for us. that would be very helpful. mr. mayor? >> thank you. thanks, everyone. welcome to the second meeting of this year for our disaster council and, again, i want to signal my appreciation and i know supervisor chiu, our board president who's here today, is also welcoming of everyone here today to focus on national awareness month. we recognize events happen all over the world, not only new zealand, not only japan but what we all kind of felt the weird earthquake on the east coast, it's still a constant reminder our percentages are going higher here as years go by that we have to be even more ready. i want to signal a very, very clear appreciation for the departments that anne is working with, your level of cooperation from our fire to police. but every other department and then as importantly, our utilities and our agencies that we're working together with as well. nonprofit world are just as important. it's my intention and goal in working with the board of supervisors to make sure everyone is prepared. and not only prepared
a national crisis. >> more than 14 million people in the united states do not have a job. u.s. unemployment is now a national crisis. federal reserve board chairman bernanke sees the current unemployment crisis as widespread, enduring and unprecedented. >> we've had now close to 10% unemployment now for a number of years, and of the people who are unemployed, about 45% have been unemployed for six months or more. >> that 45% figure adds up to roughly six million americans them have not had a job in the past six months. mr. bernanke also says long- term unemployed could well become the permanently unemployed. the bernanke comments come in the middle of a nationwide protest movement called occupy wall street. these protestors are demonstrating against wall street and its corporations. , who they believe caused the ongoing unemployment crisis. boston, baltimore, chicago, denver, kansas city, los angeles, new york, san francisco, seattle, st. louis, washington, d.c. have all seen the wall street demonstrations. president obama's former green energy advisor, ben jones, compares the protests to t
to us. i appreciate it and i know the commissioner appreciates it. i want to add onto one thing that the chief said. as to, and this is just my view, i am not speaking on behalf of the commission, as to the option of simply opting out, not only is portland a different city with potential different threats, but the portland police are not members of the jttf. in the suggestion that we could opt out and remain members of the jttf is not accurate. my personal view is that it is important for our officers to be able to -- in order -- if there is a bomb threat, of our officers need to have a timely access for information to the coordinate responses. -- to help coordinate responses. i would counsel people against seeing the portland model as a solution. i think we have a better solution here, which is making sure our officers, when they are assigned to participate in the jttf, do so under our guidelines and consistent with our values and general orders. that is what we have here. i think it is better than what borland has and it has something to do, in large part, because of the press
with everything you need to know. head to amazon.com right now. stay connected to us 24/7 on twitter. have a great weekend. >>> hello, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm fredricka whitfield. we're letting you hear from the 2012 republican contenders. they're speaking, unedited, uninterrupted and at length. we'll start that in 60 seconds. but first, a look at some of the top stories of the day. a banking crisis is unfolding in europe. the leaders of france and germany today agreed to work out a plan to recapitalize several banks, hard hit by debt crisis in greece and other european countries. the announcement comes on the same day france, belgium, and luxembourg agreed to rescue dexia, a major franco belgian bank. a couple of hours ago, i spoke with cnn's senior international business correspondent, richard quest. he tells me that what is going on in europe is very similar to what happened in america back in 2008. >> you really don't want the investment bank to fail. why? because a big investment bank failing of this particular time would cause a ripple of crisis of confidence and that's what
years. many of us are approached by the fbi for no reason. really, no reason. all my time here, i lived among the many other arab-americans who along with me are being mistreated for no other reason than for the way we look in who we are. it is based on the way we look at our background. that is not fair to anybody. we have been harassed and missed treated by the law enforcement authorities. -- and mistreated by the law enforcement authorities. they treat us like second-class citizens, and that is not fair. these acts of discrimination are attacking our identity, dignity as arab-americans. they deny our constitutional rights as u.s. citizens. these acts of discrimination are affecting our community. they are causing stress and fear. they also impact our community's education, growth, and development. and i mean it. i am an arab-american. i have responsibilities and rights as a u.s. citizen. if they cannot protect my human rights and dignity, as part of this nation, does that mean anything to me? do i need it? we do not deserve this type of discrimination. therefore, i urge you to act no
't written your books. you've written over 30. tell us some of your stories and background stories. >> i was a dominican in the roman catholic church. i worked there for many years. -- for 34 years. the present pope came after me and fired me and got me exspelled from the order after 34 years. i kept teaching. i want went from holy name's college in oakland where i was. >> why? >> well, they had a list of things, calling god mother. the bible does it, but not often enough. and i support women's ordination. i don't condemn gay people and i prefer original blessing. that's the title of one of my books. it was a list like that. not impressive, actually. >> original blessing was the first book i read of yours. why was that such an upsetting thing for the church and for others? >> it starts things over, frankly. since the 4th century, the church built a lot of edifice on sin. it's not good theology, frankly, it's good empire building. if you want an empire, teach original sin. original blessing empowers people. so i think it was a basic threat to the institution as it is. yet, i think that's
they have locally. it takes care a lot of the problems they use it much more effectively. >> history has shown a number of a wrongful convictions have been based upon the testimony of jailhouse informants. what, if anything, will you do to ensure against false testimony? >> i strongly supported that legislation and i am glad that it passed. we need to be very skeptical of this testimony and put in all of the proper procedures. even in concert with other evidence, we need to be very skeptical. again, the job of the d.a. is to do justice, not to convict. we need to make sure that our evidence is completely reliable. >> and his use of incentivized witnesses is a terrible practice. these people are in jail for a reason and they become self interest. we talked about getting witnesses from the jail. and we should know exactly what is going on in these jails. people go into jail and they don't come out. sometimes they died. why should we know exactly what is occurring? we should know, just -- they don't have any right to privacy in jail. we should know the truth. maybe he is telling the truth.
announcements? ok, how about public comments? supervisor farrell has joined us. actually quite a while ago. we were not able to introduce him at the beginning of the meeting. anything you would like to say, supervisor? supervisor farrell: i'm fine, thanks. have a good weekend. >> if there's no public comment and no further comment, this meeting is adjourned. thank you all so much for coming. >> to you have an ipad? >> no, i do not. >> good afternoon. balkan to the public utilities commission meeting, brought to order. -- welcome to the public utilities commission meeting, brought to order. please call role. >> commissioner moran, commissioner caen, commissioner tores, commissioner courtney,. commissioner vietor is excused from today's meeting. >> i believe that mr. shepherd as a substitute language? >> an alternative language is the redline copy in the folder, paragraph three, just a clarification that shows a significant a larger change in clarifying the understanding of what was said. following public comment and after additional comment, the commissioners address for wholesale customers thr
. that is a fact. it is vital that we stop using 20th-century approaches to solve 21st century problems. there is very little justification for projection of water use increases. the numbers are going the other way. i go back to the fact that the economy is in trouble. we need jobs. we could be taking this $200,000 and hiring a crew of workers to install permeable pavement right now. that would put a few people to work. that is the kind of thing we need to be doing with $200,000 in the middle of the great recession, which many are climbing is over, but obviously is not. we need to pick people to work, -- put people to work, not do a study when scores of proposed desalinization projects in this country -- only one is going forward. that is because when environmentalists like myself come forward and make the case, we prove the case. this is not an environmental way to solve our water and global warming problems. vice president moran: mr. brooks? >> you would concede there is a need in the central valley for more water, correct? it does not fit the model you were referencing earlier. where
abreast of the changes around us and improve the lives of our people. >> we were here 11 years ago. it has turned out to be set a dynamic city state. >> the whole region has moved, and we have tried to keep abreast of the developments around us. the momentum is there because there is a dynamism from china and india opening up. southeast asia is not doing too badly, and in singapore we have tried hard to work together cohesive league, and to do things that will put us in good stead for the long term, investing in our people and city and infrastructure, educating our people, bringing in projects and jobs so that we do not just have a high gdp, but a good quality of life. >> you mentioned the people here, and ambassador chan back in washington is fond of saying the people here are the natural resources. do you agree? it is only thing we have. location is important for us. really we depend on our people to create wealth and create our own future. we have no timber or hydroelectric power. >> is that the reason, the heavy investment in education? >> yes. we see that as our future, and our people
't have fuel, they allowed us to go to a recovery airfield. action took place on the ground. their army acted -- i was not in contact at all. the pilot, a message from the air traffic control costs from an army general. he instructed me to come back and land. i went back. half way, he said we have just enough fuel. when we landed, we only had eight minutes of fuel. when i landed, i was in charge of pakistan. >> how many of us have had bad flights and not had it worked out this well? let's move forward to 2004. there is a global poll taken. the president is the most popular relent -- president in the world. the relationships were strong. you were publicly supportive of president bush and the united states and the world -- the war of terror. polls in pakistan today show that the united states is used as the no. 1 external threat to the country. policy makers had very acute concerns about the way pakistan is going. if it is a good ally. the best thing we could understand after a few minutes of talking to you is, what went wrong? when you were president, did you already see the relationship
>>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm carolyn tyler. oakland raiders play in houston this morning. first game without their maverick leader al davis died yesterday at his home he was 82. the raiders released a statement on his website he was an innovator a pioneer with a deep love and passion for the game of football. his contributions to the game are i am numerable, his legacy will endure forever. that legacy has drawn fans to alameda to pay tribute to al davis. abc7's century yeo cantana has more. >> balloons and raiders' jersey. this is what raider nation continue to build. >> i feel like an orphan. i feel like a father of my football team just passed away. >> reporter: the death of al davis has made a rowdy group silent. fans bring flowers and add their signatures to a poster in honor of a man who turned the rough and tumble raiders into more than just a football team. to those devoted fans it's a way of life. >> how long have you been a raider fan, maybe 33 years. >> it's a 50 mile drive from fairfield they made, some decisions by him work with other fans. >> i w
it is not about any one of us, it is about turning the economy around and creating jobs. that's my focus. i think that's why i won the all important iowa straw poll. that poll is the only poll of all of the ones that you've mentioned where anyone in the state can participate. it is the most reflective of an actual primary election or a caucus. and that's why we're excited to win that poll. >> all right, let's take a look now at the political week ahead. president obama stumps for his jobs plan in pittsburgh on tuesday. he'll address international brotherhood of electrical workers at their training center. and governor rick perry will also be in pittsburgh next week. he will deliver a policy address on friday, focusing on energy and job creation. and mitt romney will have town halls across new hampshire on monday. you can see him in new hampshire. and we'll get another financial litmus test for those running for the white house next week. saturday is the deadline to announce third quarter fund-raising numbers. >>> and now to other news, a looming showdown over the president's jobs bill. the u.s. s
cohen for your comments. i think it is spot on. this issue of us not having a process or not a complete one -- to be honest, the process we went through to have this initial proposal was a public process. it initiated from the ethics commission. the ethics commissioners voted on it. it came to our board. it was vetted to our process and had public comment period to behave as though this was not a process that was complete or thoreau is inaccurate. i want to make that point. about process -- even if we voted for this, that does not prevent another public process to figure out how to improve public financing. using process as an excuse to not deal with an impending litigation risk is irresponsible and inaccurate. that is the comment i would like to make. president chiu: supervisor cohen, are you still on the roster? supervisor cohen: i am back on their roster. it is going to be a long night. this is only item 11. in the interest of transparency, when we cast our vote -- pay attention to some quick math. who is up for reelection? where do they vote? do not get me wrong. p
the officers to tell me what happened, because if they do not, they are fired. so, they are telling us what went on. and it to the bottom of this investigation. with regard to generically if people do not say what ever -- there is pressure, but i think that largely, now in this day and age, with the light shining on us 100% of the time, i would tell you that when issues come forward, the officers would not have happened. >> mr. herley, do you have comments? >> i would absolutely agree with the chief. there are very few times you were brought before your boss and ordered to tell the truth or you're fired, period. my concern is when your not ordered to come before your boss, and you see something happen, and you cannot do anything. that is my concern, and i'm sure the chief's also. i never thought i would be sitting here agreeing with every word john burris would say. [laughter] this is the first time i have had an opportunity to be with him. however, i do agree with him. it has to be enforced throughout the organization. what we expect up our people. what we want to ensure up our people, par
the environmental consequences of the project. president chiu: are you going to use any of your time so that we can hear from your expert? >> he was the next 10 minutes because the issues are substantive. i can use whatever time is left on the substance of the technical issues. president chiu: any more questions to the council? thank you very much. what we proceed to the next presentation? >> good evening. my name is lawrence carp. i am a geotechnical engineer. i have been working -- president chiu: could use the close to the microphone please? >> i've been working in san francisco for 50 years. i worked on telegraph hill, bilford landing, the end of alpha street. i have been building along in a pure land -- along napier lane. i am familiar with this piece of property because i worked for jack wheaton and davies on their property next door to build a retaining wall for them and a deck about 15 years ago. this particular property 1171 sansome slopes upward. the average slope from the northwest corner to the southwest corner is 68%. the upper part -- president chiu: 68% compared to the standard of 24
events from the c-span television networks. if you are in washington, d.c., listen to us 90.1 fm. you can also listen on our iphone and blackberry apps. we are now in our 15th year. >> the chairman of the house armed services committee, representative buck mckeon. we have two reporters here to help us with questions. john donnelly is a senior writer and editor of "congressional quarterly." charles is from politico. >> good morning. the first question -- the big question in washington is obviously the budget situation. with regards to the defense budget, a law passed would cap senate appropriations of the next 10 years in a way that your committee and the pentagon said would reduce defense spending by $464 billion. you have said that is enough. my question is, if the super- committee puts the bill before the floor of the house that would cut defense any further than that, will you vote no? how many of your colleagues do you think would join you? >> it is hard to predict how would vote. i would probably vote no. that is depending on what the rest of the packages. i have told the world -- i
that $464 -- we are using $465. i hear there is $489 now. this has all happened very quickly in the last year. we believe we need a strong defense. in my lifetime, i have seen us cut back after every war. we cut back the military greatly, it seems like so we won't be prepared for the next one. each time you do that, when you have to ramp up and we are attacked, it is very costly, both in treasure and in blood. we use all -- lose a lot of people unnecessarily. after the last election, people came and said everything needs to be on the table. the budget situation is terrific. we have to cut drastically. this is a situation we built up over decades. it's going to be very hard to fix it in one budget cycle. i understood, at of the defense budget the size that it is, we should be able to find -- out of a defense budget of the size that it is, we should be able to find cuts. i think this is cutting more than that. -- fat. it is cutting into muscle. i have said i think we can live with that. secretary panetta says he thinks he can live with that. the chiefs have said they think they can live wi
doocy joins us with details. >> reporter: protocol was breached that according to he wants to know why protocol was breached and when the government went in and subordinated this loan. he says he's found it isn't just solyndra there's a pattern of these investments and he wants to stop them. >> the american people will judge the overall policy and losers this was a 500 million dollar earmark effectively, byç political appointees. something that you hear about with congress, you don't always hear about with the president. my view is my committee's jurisdiction, energy and commerce are doing great jobs, my jurisdiction to big out how it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: president obama insists his administration did their homework it was a betç. >> reporter: president obama said that at his news conference thursday that sometimes with the money they give out these things work out, sometimes they do not. the obama administration's bet on solyndra was pushed for from the inside by the department of energy officialç who use to fun raise -- to fundraise for obama in '08. >> shannon: l
." >> thank you for joining us. >> thomas edison, the man silicon valley lost this week is being compared to these inventors. steve jobs died wednesday, the cofounder and chairman of apple computer lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. update's courtney has his first boss. >> the designer of the classic video game pong talked with the engineering students and professors wednesday afternoon when news broke that steve jobs died. >> the world is a sadder place, a lesser place, one of the great invatters of the 20th century clearly passed away. >> the computedder scientist gave jobs his first take of technology in the 1980s by hiring him at atari. he will never forget the first encounter. >> he was an 18-year-old hippie kid and he wanted a job. i said where you did go to school. >> reid. >> is that an engineering school. >> no, it is a literary school and he dropped out. but then he started this enthuse i enthusiasm for technology. he was 18 so he had to be cheap. so i hired him. >> after six months, he told him he was going to take a journey to india to find. >> he comes
wanted to ask this question of the chief -- just let us know about stephanie douglas and her letter, saying that she will not sign any cases to us, they are in violation. my vague recollection of this is that the commission is supposed to review reports of anything that touches on the relevant dgo's. have those reports been happening? has anybody been reading them? i have not seen or heard anything. >> you mean the review of the book of cases that hold us compliant? commissioner chan: not the annual one. my understanding is that there are more frequent reports that go out and that the commission president or his or or designee who receive that. i've not heard anything about that. >> there has been a report. vice president marshall has been designated to review the report. it is something that falls within -- dr. marshall, when is the last time you have seen that? vice president marshall: it is a monthly signed-off. it is something we do with all of the commissioners. it is basically all of the activity that has happened in the month. and there has not been any. that is the procedure
to use somewhere else. the actual stations themselves consist of individual stocks that a bike in gauges into and locked securely into. typically, there is a kiosk, like a atm system, with a touch screen pat, perhaps with a solar map, for power. we will be specifying an rfp here in san francisco. these are essentially portable and modular, so they can be expanded or moved across the street. two guys pull up with a small boom truck, dropped in on site, and it does not require any external power hookup. as i mentioned, there is the kiosk and a map panel. this slide shows an example of the golden gate park in 2009. that is when the station is being lifted off of a truck from one of the industry leaders, coming to demonstrate this from montreal. it is being dropped into place. the bottom slide on the left -- as i mentioned, you can drop them off anywhere within the system. they do not all magically end of where you need them to be, so what the vendor does is rebalance the bicycles. bicycle need to be rebalance to get optimum distribution throughout the system. part of the system is also a ba
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